This gorgeous piece of machinery is one of only 2,000 copies in existence, and it draws power from an air- and oil-cooled 904cc L-twin mill with four desmodromic valves, Marelli fuel injection hardware, and a compression ratio of 9.2:1. At 8,000 revs per minute, the SOHC powerhouse is capable of feeding 75 hp to a six-speed gearbox, which turns the rear Marchesini wheel via a drive chain.
When the crankshaft spins at about 6,500 rpm, Ducati’s rarity is pushed forward by 56 pound-feet (76 Nm) of torque. The engine’s oomph is able to catapult the MH900e past the quarter-mile mark in 11.9 seconds, and it will eventually result in a top speed of 133 mph (215 kph).
A tubular steel trellis frame holds everything in place, sitting on 43 mm (1.7 inches) inverted forks and a Sachs piggyback monoshock found on the left-hand side of the rear hoop. Up front, stopping power is provided by four-piston Brembo calipers and twin semi-floating brake rotors measuring 320 mm (12.6 inches) in diameter. At the rear end, you’ll find a single 220 mm (8.7 inches) disc and a two-piston caliper.
The Terblanche-designed beauty is now getting ready to change hands for the very first time, and you may check it out on Bring a Trailer until tomorrow afternoon (May 24). Since the first bid was generously placed at a whopping 25,000 freedom bucks, it still remains the highest offer at the time of this article.